TIP #3: YOU’RE NOT DONE YET
Leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Some people like to reheat and repeat the entire Thanksgiving experience, but after spending an entire day off inside, we’re more inclined to get outside and go for a hike. In order to have our cake (or turkey) and eat it too, we’ve developed a packable leftover option.
Turkey, Brie, and Apple Sandwiches
Again, we keep it easy. Grab some artisan or sourdough bread, take slices of that yummy turkey from the day before, layer some thin apple slices leftover from pie baking yesterday, and add some brie. For major bonus points, throw it in a skillet with butter to crisp up your bread and smash it down, like a makeshift panini. When it cools, wrap it up and put in your pack. If you have any leftover cider from your brunch, pour that in your thermos for a special treat.
If you have enough turkey, put this soup in the crockpot before you head out on your hike. That way, when you get home you’ll have a nice warm meal waiting for you - a perfect way to end the day.
Soup A La Leftovers
Diced, cooked turkey (we used about 3 cups)
1/2 stick butter
1/2 diced onion
1/4 c flour
4 c chicken stock
1 c half & half
1 T slivered flat-leaf parsley
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 bag frozen corn
1/2 bag frozen peas
Heat a large skillet and add your butter. Don’t let it brown. Cook onion for just a couple minutes, then add in your turkey. When heated through, sprinkle the flour on top and stir to coat. Transfer the turkey mixture to a crockpot set on low. Pour in your stock, half & half, parsley, carrots, corn, and peas. Leave it for a couple hours while you head out. When you return, salt & pepper to taste and serve with warm bread. Have leftover pie as dessert (like there are any leftovers…).
We hope you all have a great holiday and that you get to spend some time outside to celebrate.